Running Tips from the AAPSM

1. Do wear socks made of synthetic fibers that wick moisture away from
your skin to help prevent blisters and athlete's foot.

2. Do fit your running shoes or other sports shoes with the type of sock
you intend to wear them with.

3. Do replace your running shoes often. Replace them at least every 350 - 450 miles run.

4. Don't wear new shoes in a race. Do make sure you have at least 75 - 100 miles of running use of your shoes before wearing them in a marathon.

5. Do wear sport specific running shoes. Running shoes do not have the lateral support needed for tennis. Help yourself avoid ankle sprains and other injuries.

6. Warm up slowly and gently before your runs and especially before doing speed work.

7. Do replace your running shoes often, at least every 350 - 450 miles run.

8. Do break in new sport shoes before racing or using them for a long run or workout. Break in your sport socks before using them for a long run or marathon.

9. Do use sunscreen to prevent solar injury to your skin in all seasons.

10. Do make certain that you taper properly before your fall marathon. Most recommendations are for a 3 or 4 week taper before the marathon.

For more information on sports related foot care, visit the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM)

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